'''Gioachino Antonio Rossini'''
["Though 'Gioacchino' is the familiar spelling of the name, Rossini himself more usually adopted the spelling 'Gioachino'. This is now the accepted spelling of his first name" per Gallo, 2010, p. xv; Osborne, 1998, pp. 56–67; ''Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians'', and most Rossini scholars (including the [http://www.fondazionerossini.com/rossini/?page_id=4 Fondazione G. Rossini] and the [http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/ciao/ Center for Italian Opera Studies at the University of Chicago])] [Radiciotti 1927–1929, p. 8: "Giovacchino Antonio Rossini" appears on the baptismal certificate]
(; 29 February 179213 November 1868) was an Italian composer
who wrote opera
s, as well as some sacred music
, songs, chamber music
and piano pieces.
A precocious composer of operas, he made his full debut at the age of eighteen (with ''La cambiale di matrimonio
''). His best-known operas...